Much was made about LeBron James' return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Along with James, the Cavaliers added Kevin Love to create their own big three, with James, Love and Kyrie Irving. But the big three has won only one game in their first four games this season.
The Cavs suffered their third loss of the season last night, losing 102-100 to the Utah Jazz. As the video shows, Jazz star Gordon Hayward took the inbounds pass with 3.4 seconds left in the game and hit a buzzer beater to hand the Cavs another loss:
Hayward’s buzzer beater wasn’t his only highlight of the night. Late in the second quarter, he had a terrific block on a James’ breakaway. In that same sequence he finished the play with a dunk of his own on the other side of the court. Check out the video:
The Cavs’ 1-3 record has people questioning the team's chemistry and asking if the big three’s style of play can mesh well together.
James had one of the worst games of his career in a 19-point loss to the Trail Blazers Tuesday night. He scored a season low 11 points, and only had two points in the fourth quarter.
The Cavs most recent loss can’t be blamed on James: he had a game-high 31 points and was a perfect 12-12 from the free-throw line. He is averaging 23.8 points per game this season while shooting 41.3% from the field.
Love, the big acquisition for the Cavs this offseason, is averaging 17.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, while Irving is averaging 22 points per game and just 3.8 assists per game.
The Cavs next test comes Friday night, when they visit the 1-3 Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.